About Us

A Micro Publisher of Stories about Politics, Issues and Places


Gripping narratives with visceral characters allow us to see the world anew, while navigating global currents and local water. Plus, stories are the single best way to promote dialogue. Informed, provocative and thoughtful, Claret Press wants to be part of the conversation about the issues facing us. And if there is no conversation, then we'll start one. We want to reverse the trend of timid, careful publishing shaped by corporate needs, and instead be a platform outside the framework of traditional publishing. We create novels, memoirs, travelogues and other non-fiction books that don’t shy away from the big questions, but aren’t defined by them either.


Most importantly, our books are just great page-turning reads

Claret Press meets all the costs of editing, designing, publishing across multiple formats and marketing our books. So we can only publish a limited number of books a year. New York audiobook producer Essential AudioBooks has turned seven of our books into audiobooks. In Germany, Drachenhaus Verlag has published the German translation of Brushstrokes in Time by Sylvia Vetta. Black Tea by Stephen Morris has been shortlisted for a Royal Society of Literature Award. 

If you like books like this, or are interested in the crazy adventures of a micro publisher trying to build idea-sharing and dialogue, subscribe to this website. Once a month, you'll get a newsletter about literary events, our latest books, information from the world of micro-publishing, and cute photos of the Claret Press pets. 


You can order Claret Press books from any bookshop or via eplatforms like Bookshop.org and Amazon. If you order from Bookshop.org, our authors get 10% 


Submitting to Claret Press

If you're interested in submitting to Claret Press, send us a cover letter and a 25 page writing sample. Our email address is contact@claretpress.com. We'll try to get back to you in a few weeks.

If you're looking for editing and publishing services, please see www.claphampublishing.com


We don't publish the following: poetry, self help or spiritual, erotica, kiddie books, picture books, art books, cookbooks, academic, educational, textbooks or screeds. We also don't republish self-published books.


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